Alex Chichkov is coming off two World Championships titles and has his sights set on the 2016 Olympics in Rio

Fairfax, Virginia - The November issue of Shooting Sports USA, Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News catches up with Alex Chichkov, World Champion pistol shooter and 2016 Olympics-hopeful, to ask the young marksman one question: What's in your shooting bag?

Not bad. Not bad at all when a 19-year-old competitive shooter can say he’s already won two World Championships at the recent 2014 World Shooting Championships in Granada, Spain, (Jr. Men’s Standard Pistol and Jr. Men’s Sports Pistol). Alex Chichkov, who emigrated from Bulgaria with his family when he was three, lives in Tampa Bay, FL, and hopes to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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G42 offers the benefits of the Glock platform in a truly pocket-size pistol

American consumers can finally benefit from an ultracompact deep-concealment pistol designed by the legendary Austrian company: the G42 Shooting Illustrated asked Duane A. Daiker to take a look at the latest from GLOCK: the G42 ...

Glock G42
Few handguns have been as highly anticipated as the single-stack Glock chambered in .380 ACP. This year, American consumers can finally benefit from an ultracompact deep-concealment pistol designed by the legendary Austrian company: the G42.

Undoubtedly, Glock was late to the party with a micro-size .380 ACP handgun. By the time Ruger introduced its LCP in 2008, the race to produce miniature .380 ACP pistols was well underway. Similar offerings appeared from most of the major manufacturers, and the “9 mm Kurz” was the hot pistol caliber for several years. Although Glock had models in most every popular semi-automatic chambering, a .380 ACP was noticeably absent from its lineup—at least in the United States. Glock actually has a double-stack .380 ACP available in overseas markets: the G25. U.S. law, however, prohibits domestic sale of the G25 due to import restrictions.

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From GLOCK - GLOCK to donate $50,000 to the Young Marines at the 2014 AUSA Annual Meeting

GLOCK to donate $50,000 to the Young Marines

Smyrna, Georgia - GLOCK will continue to support the Young Marines organization by contributing another $50,000 at 10 a.m. (EST), Monday, Oct. 13, at the GLOCK Booth #3824 at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Expo, held Oct. 13 – 15, 2014, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon PL, NW, Washington D.C.

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After three decades in production, American Rifleman clears up a few facts about the Desert Eagle

Nine things you didn't know about the Magnum Research Desert Eagle B. Gil Horman, our man out West, delves into the history of the Desert Eagle semi-auto ...

Nine things you didn't know about the Magnum Research Desert Eagle
This massive pistol's long and colorful history still generates plenty of discussion. To find the answers to nine of the top questions about this beefy big-bore semi-auto, we went straight to the expert.

The Magnum Research, Inc. Desert Eagle Pistol is an unusual semi-auto that enjoys a nearly universal level of recognition thanks to its regular appearance in movies, television shows and video games. In production for over three decades now, this massive pistol's long and colorful history generates plenty of questions in on-line discussions. To find the answers to nine of the top questions folks have about this beefy big-bore semi-auto, we went straight to the expert with the inside story: master gunsmith, designer and director of manufacturing for Magnum Research, Jim Tertin. Here's a countdown of what we learned:

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From GLOCK - Tori Nonaka Earns the 2014 USPSA National Ladies Championship

Tori Nonaka wins the Ladies Limited National Title for Team GLOCK

Smyrna, Georgia – Team GLOCK’s Tori Nonaka once again captures the USPSA Lady’s Championship, taking the Limited Class and B Division National titles home for 2014

The Back-to-Back ladies champion took the Limited 10 title in 2013 marking the record books as the youngest female competitor (now age 19) to win a National title... more on Nonaka's win at the USPSA Lady's Championship ...

From mountain tops to TSA scanners, find out what Nick Mowrer carries around in his range bag

Nick Mowrer at firing point one during the 2012 NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Championships

Fairfax, Virginia - The October issue of Shooting Sports USA comes face to face with Olympic pistol shooter, and three-time NRA Intercollegiate Pistol Champion, Nick Mowrer. As usual, Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News only has one question for the young marksman: What's in your range bag?

He comes with a spirit born of the years of service as an everyday range bag and Wild West ingrained in every fiber— a competitor who loves the challenge of shooting sports and who yearns for the next event. Nick Mowrer shoots International Air Pistol, Free Pistol and occasionally, 50-Meter Prone Rifle, on the U.S. Olympic shooting team. In his spare time, he also does very well in High Power rifle.

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From GLOCK - GLOCK Annual Shoot a Record Breaking Success - Celebrity Shooters Clifton Collins, Jr. and R. Lee Ermey, the “Gunny” Battle it Out for Top Shot

Clifton Collins, Jr. and The “Gunny” present the first place prize of $3,000 to “MatchMeister” winner, Butch Barton – a five-time GSSF match champion. Photo by Doug Robinson Smyrna, Georgia - Nearly 1,350 competitors and enthusiasts attended the  GLOCK Annual Shoot XXI & Gunny Challenge X hosted by GLOCK and GSSF, becoming the most highly participated action pistol match in World history. 

The weekend-long match held outside Conyers, GA at the South River Gun Club exceeded participation expectations. The level of attendance reaching 1,350 people, making it the most highly attended GSSF event in its 21 year run.

R. Lee Ermey, the “Gunny” presided over his namesake match and was assisted by this year’s celebrity guest shooter, Film & TV star Clifton Collins, Jr. who is most known for his roles in the films Pacific Rim, Star Trek, and Capote, which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award. 

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Top scores in Distinguished Revolver and Semi-Automatic competitions

Douglas Peoble of Pinal County Arizona's Sheriff's Office (c) wins NRA's 2014 President's Match, Glen Hoyer (l) and Andrew Wilkow (r)

Albuquerque, New Mexico - The second most popular name called during NRA's National Police Shooting Championships awards ceremony last week was that of Douglas Peoble. A deputy for the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Peoble has all the promise of the rising star in the competition.

"He's a real good shot," said 2014 NRA Grand Aggregate Champion Robert Vadasz. "We've been training him a little and he's coming along fine."

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Your concealed-carry Shield can easily become your home-defense handgun

The newest—and smallest—member of Smith & Wesson’s M&P semi-auto pistol family. Shooting Illustrated Handgun Editor Dick Williams takes Smith & Wesson's M&P Shield on a test run ...

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
Our Handgun Editor gets trigger time with the newest—and smallest—member of Smith & Wesson’s M&P semi-auto pistol family.

If I could use only two words to describe the original Smith & Wesson M&P semi-automatic pistols, those words would be “superb ergonomics.” And if you were to object with my conclusion because the gun didn’t fit your hand, I would simply tell you to switch backstraps until it did. Among the three different size backstraps provided with the gun, there’s one that will fit just about everyone.

In whatever chambering you choose (9 mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP) the original M&P makes a great duty, home-defense or car/truck gun. Concealed carry, however, is a different matter. For many of us, pistols using double-stack magazines aren’t that easy to conceal, at least not if we’re going to move about in society and look reasonably normal. Cutting the wide-body pistol down in length and height may help, but that alone doesn’t get the job done.

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